I will change my ways!

Yes, we know I'm evil and I don't come here often enough, but I've decided it's time to stop being a good girl and let my freak flag fly.  I'm going to say what I want and do what I want and damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead, etc. etc.

But you already do that, Sister Krissie, you say.  I know, I know, and I've gotten into a lot of trouble for it over the years.  But you know, that's one good thing about getting older - it puts everything in perspective, and things that were devastating a few years ago are now worth nothing more than a "fuck it."

Yes, it's my birthday.  Time to make all sorts of resolutions and clean up my diet and my house and my work space and ... no, that's for the New Year, isn't it?  Maybe today my motto should be "let them eat cake."  So go out and treat yourself to a piece of cake - it's an international holiday, the 68th year in the Reign of Her Holiness, the baroness Anastasia Kristina Margarethe Elise Eugenie Stuart del Ohlroggio (better known as moi).  Despite my many flaws, I still believe the world is a much more glorious place for having me in it.

In the immortal words of Bill and Ted:  Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!

Surprise sales!

I've had a lovely new year, having had my shoulder sawed apart and a new joint implanted (ouch!).  It's been a literal pain, and it seems all I do is go to physical therapy and do exercises, but in between I've been writing like made.  First I reread my second Regency, THE SPINSTER AND THE RAKE, and was very happily surprised.  It's a bit Old Skool, but still felt fresh, so I cut back on the Georgette Heyerisms (just a bit, because that's the flavor of the book) and added pages and pages of sex, because it seemed to call for it.  I haven't added love scenes to any of the other older books I've worked on, but this one felt like there should have been one in the first place, and only the standards at the time stopped me.  I feel the same way about LORD SATAN'S BRIDE, my first regency (and the first appearance of The Heavenly Host) but when I read through that the expansion didn't feel as organic (in other words, it was harder work and I'm lazy).  So LORD SATAN'S BRIDE will have to wait for later to be expanded, but I promise I'll get to it.

It's funny, because when people first started expanding their regencies (decades ago) my immediate thought was that I'd rather write a new book.  But I really felt constrained when I wrote LORD SATAN'S BRIDE, and decided if I ever had the chance I would through all the lush, lovely stuff I wanted into it.  Oddly enough, my third regency, THE HOUSEPARTY, felt right just as it was.

But speaking of luscious, sin-drenched historicals, the first book of The Wicked House of Rohan, RUTHLESS, is on sale right now for a mere 99 cents!  I have no idea how long the sale will last (they probably told me but the first part of the year has been somewhat foggy with pain meds - I'm off them now and just hurting stoically) but it's a definite treat.  Nothing I like better than a truly decadent hero.  

Here's a link:  http://tinyurl.com/hfa8dg6

A Big Shiny New Year

I just realized to my shame that I have been MIA for ages.  Well, since October.  Life has been hella stressful, and I just get lost in all the shit I have to do.  But I promise to be better about it (you've heard that before).  But let me catch you up on what's happening...

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